It has been an interesting week, the weather has been crazy with 30° f swings in a single day. Temperature drops during the day and getting warmer overnight. Here is the run down of my 1% horses this week
We start off the week with two races at Flamboro Downs. Sally De Vie in the second race and Nower Power in the 9th. You can see the races on the Flamboro Downs replay page
Sally De Vie
Sally raced against many of the same horses that she did on the 20th a race that she won setting a new life time mark for herself.sally-de-vie-1-27-18
Sally De Vie made to the lead early and was overtaken by the number 2 horse Princess Jewels. Princess Jewels won the race win sally finishing second. However, the judges posted an inquiry and after a review found that Princess Jewels had veer into the passing lane at the top of the stretch blocking Sally from using it. The passing lane violation caused the judges to place princess Jewels behind Sally giving Sally back to back wins and her third lifetime win.
Nower Power is racing in a $15,000 claimer and this is a class that he has raced in before. Last week he raced at Woodbine after only a 5 day rest. He did not really do that well finishing out of the money for the first time in 6 starts.nower-power-1-27-18
He raced well and finished second.
February 1 2018
American League is back racing. He had been turned out to mature and qualified today. The race lines look good, we will have to see how he does in a PM race.
4 1 MILE, TROT.QUALIFIER Last Horse HV PP 1/4 1/2 3/4 Stretch Finish Time 1/4 Driver Odds Trainer 4 Never Go Back= 4 1/2 1/3 1/NS 1/1 1/H 2:01.3 31 W Dunn NB J Rankin 2 Americanleague 2 2/2 2/3 2@/NS 2/1 2/H 2:01.3 31 B Davis Jr NB J Mcginnis 1 Conway Holiday= 1 4/7 4/8T 4/5Q 3/7 3/8T 2:03.2 31.4 A Macdonald NB A Macdonald 3 Tymal Illhavanothr= 3 3/5 3/7 3/4H 4/9 4/18Q 2:05.1 33.4 T Moore NB B Lamarche Time: 29.3, 59.4, 1:30.3, 2:01.3 (Temperature: 1, Condition: GD, Variant: 1) 1st Never Go Back (br,h,4 - Manofmanymissions-Saucy Vixen-Donerail) Owner: Ralph D Jardine,Arthur-William C Rankin,Dundas,ON 2nd Americanleague (b,c,3 - My Mvp-Danijill-Credit Winner) Owner: Thestable Al Group,Guelph,ON 3rd Conway Holiday (b,g,3 - Holiday Road-Mary Todd-Conway Hall) Owner: Anthony A MacDonald,Guelph-Derek M Reid,Etobicoke-Jessica Reid,Toronto,ON
Gouda Hanover is in at Flamoboro Downsgouda-hanover-2-1-2018
Gouda Hanover did not do well finishing out of the money. Anthony Mac Donald drove and here are his after race comments:
Dewey Ann was my second 1% purchase. Of my three yearling purchases she was the last to qualify. She raced well in her qualifier. The race line for that race should not really be given any weight as the other horses were pacers which are faster. The point is she raced well enough to qualify.
Tonight she raced her first race, her maiden race, The Raceway at Western Fair District. The raceway is in London Ontario the western part of Ontario province. The temperature at race time -15°c or 5°f.
You never know what to expect for a maiden race. While the horse has been to the race track for schooling and for a qualifying race, it is their first time in real competition and racing under the lights.
Nine horses in the race, 8 at the starting gate and one in the second tier behind. Dewey Ann wore the number 5 and at the first quarter was in 7th place. At the 3/4 mile mark she was still at the back and racing outside. You should go to the western Raceway website and look at the replay, very exciting.
The last quarter seems slow, but considering the distance she had to make up to get to the front, she must of had a great last quarter. Looking forward to seeing the race line when it is published.
And in the winner circle.
The girls start off the week and end the week with WINS. There is only one of my 3 year olds not racing. That is PDA Blue Chip, and she is back training after having some time off to rest. Stake payments went out recently and my New York bred horses are paid up for the New York sire stakes. The year year olds cover all the different categories. Dewey Ann 3 year old filly Trotter, Sally De Vie 3 year old filly Pacer, PDA Blue Chip 3 year old colt trotter and Gouda Hanover 3 year old colt pacer.
They are all off to a good start.